How to keep valuables after natural disasters


TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) — With all the tornados today and this week, now would be a good time for homeowners and renters to make sure they’re insured, before the unthinkable happens.

With tornado season in full effect, no one is looking to have any of their valuables destroyed…let alone, not replaced.

Homeowners and renters should invest in insurance to protect their valuables. Make a list of the items of value in your home and items with serial numbers.

“Take photos,” Monte McGinnis, Senior Risk Manager at Copeland Insurance said. “Take video. Just have an idea of what your personal property items are beforehand.”

What’s considered valuable? Big ticket items like TVs, computers, cell phones and other appliances are great items you’d want replaced in case of a natural disaster.

“One of the services we offer is…If our clients want to send that information to us, we can store it in our agency management system. So, that list will always be there. It will be off-site so it’s not going to be destroyed.”

Not only will this protect your home’s valuables from tornado damage. This will also protect you from any other natural disasters.

“To me, that’s the most important thing is to have a reputable agent that’s available to you to take care of the claims and the issues that arise during a situation like this.”

It may be a time consuming task, but you’ll thank yourself in the long run in case an unfortunate disaster happens.


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